Android widget removal - has it resulted in you unsubscribing from Premium?

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Android widget removal - has it resulted in you unsubscribing from Premium?

gb79a
Music Fan

With the bizarre and illogical removal of the Android widget it seems lots of people have mentioned unsubscribing from Premium as a result.  I thought it might be interesting (and perhaps a wake-up call for Spotify) to see what an instant hit this has caused to their subscriber base and revenues.

 

I've cancelled mine and signed up to Tidal (which has a widget) already. Who else has cancelled or is planning to?

 

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Re: Android widget removal - has it resulted in you unsubscribing from Premium?

Haggisking
Casual Listener

I've cancelled mine, if the widget isn't restored I'll be looking at alternatives when my subscription finishes early september

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Clord420
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I cancelled mine last night, my premium subscription will run out on the 28th, if the fix it by then I may renew it.

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EitoMan
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I'm going to give them a week and if it's not back, I'm moving back to Amazon Music Unlimited.  Spotify really only has a single feature that I value (Spotify Connect).  Everything else about their app & service was roughly on parity with other providers.  I didn't care for their app for a variety of reasons, but the widget helped mask most of that.  I use widgets for a number of apps on my phone.  Removing widget support arguably makes using Spotify a worse experience for me.  And I'm not thrilled that the release notes for the update failed to disclose this.  The update effectively uninstalled Spotify from my homescreen (by removing the widget).  If Spotify developers want to delete the service from my homescreen, then fine.  I've got 5 Amazon Echos in my house as well as an Echo Auto.  I'll just switch back to Amazon Music Unlimited (which is less expensive).

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nommy68
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I've aleady installed Deezer and started to set up my playlists there (no missing song, so far). I have about two weeks left until next payment. If the widget is not back until then, I will leave Spotify and go to Deezer. 

 

Edit:  After this: 

Community Manager  
 Community Manager
 
 Status geändert in: Not Right Now

Updated on 2019-08-13

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to reintroduce. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks


I have canceled my Family-Account! R.I.P. Spotify!

Re: Android widget removal - has it resulted in you unsubscribing from Premium?

ScoundrelDays
Casual Listener

I'm truly considering it. Spotify without the widget means I'm likely to start using my Amazon music Unlimited sub more regularly, or sign up for Google Play Music, and delete my Spotify account. After the change to recently played (displaying far less than it did when, in reality, they need to expand that feature rather than contract it), the inability to bookmark playlists, or even pin them, this is likely the final straw.

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bj61251
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I've unsubscribed. I'm so tired of them taking away features, adding pointless features, and not providing a change log on the Google Play Store (which I feel like should be grounds for removal anayways; if I'm paying for your product, I deserve to know what changes you are making to it). I own well over 1000 cds and have much of it ripped and accesible via a Plex server anyways. Spotify was mostly just a source of new music suggestions, which I can easily get via other means (aka just going to shows for the bands that I like).

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Kyan68
Visitor

Sersiouly this has got to be the worst marketing decision I have seen from a company in a long time 

 

Re: Android widget removal - has it resulted in you unsubscribing from Premium?

StormFireKitty
Casual Listener

Yep. Going back to Google Play Music.

 

I already had a subscription to that for YouTube Premium, but paid for Spotify too because it had a good reputation.

 

I actually ran into this thread on my way into the subscription section to cancel.

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RobertJCW
Casual Listener

Yes, I'll leave, close my premium family account, if they do not add the widget back by the end of August.
Spotify betrayed the android user.

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